Saturday, March 29, 2008

Live blogging from the CPUSA Nat'l Cmte. Mtg., March 29-March 31

Who would have thought that an African American and a woman would be serious contenders for the White House, said CPUSA executive vice chair Jarvis Tyner in his opening before the crowd of about 100 CPUSA leaders from the across the country.

The national committee has gathered in New York as part of its quarterly meeting to chart the political course of the party over the next few months.

It is because of thirty years of right-wing attacks on workers and damaging rule that have led to this moment, he said.

"I feel proud at this moment. I feel proud of our party," he said. "We have to do what ever we can to defeat racism, militarism, sexism, and whatever obstacles that stand in the way of social progress," he said.

"We have to do our part to help win a landslide in the November 2008 elections. This is a role of our party," he said.

CPUSA organization secretary Elena Mora proposed chairs for the various sessions and the agenda of the two-day meeting:

Sam Webb's main political report
Joelle Fishman report on the elections
Elena Mora, remarks on party and press building
Marc Brodine on the environmental crisis
Matt Parker and Sam Delgado, Internet presentation


stimbox said...

Please tell me these meeting will be recorded for podcast.

Joel said...

Even better. The meeting is being recorded for video, and portions should be available on You Tube next week and at

stimbox said...

Cool. I'd like to hear/see them uncut though.